- 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
- 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
- Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
- Great Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people.
- Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22' into a well shaft
- USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Day of the Week: Friday